What is inverse?

  • (adj): Opposite in nature or effect or relation to another quantity.
    Example: "A term is in inverse proportion to another term if it increases (or decreases) as the other decreases (or increases)"
    See also — Additional definitions below

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Inverse - Science, Engineering and Mathematics
... Inverse (mathematics) Inversive geometry, transformation geometry based on inversion in a circle Inverse problem, in science and mathematics, fitting a model to known data ...

More definitions of "inverse":

  • (adj): Reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect.
    Synonyms: reverse
  • (noun): Something inverted in sequence or character or effect.
    Example: "When the direct approach failed he tried the inverse"
    Synonyms: opposite

Famous quotes containing the word inverse:

    The quality of moral behaviour varies in inverse ratio to the number of human beings involved.
    Aldous Huxley (1894–1963)

    Yet time and space are but inverse measures of the force of the soul. The spirit sports with time.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)